Statement of James H. Herring, Chairman, and Douglas Carswell, CEO, Mississippi Center for Public Policy

By Mississippi Center for Public Policy
April 8, 2021

Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP) has announced today that Lesley Davis has requested to step down as its Executive Vice President.  After successfully serving as its Interim CEO and then as its EVP after leading the search for the current CEO, she will continue to serve the organization in a policy making role as a member of its Board of Directors.

Announcing the decision, Chairman of the Board, James Herring said “We are incredibly grateful to Lesley for all that she has done to support MCPP; this organization owes her an enormous debt of gratitude.  Lesley joined our Board of Directors in February 2019, and took over as Interim CEO in July 2020, leading our Board through an extensive search to find our new President & CEO.  Since our new President & CEO arrived in January, Lesley has been of tremendous support in her role as Executive Vice-President and as a member of MCPP’s Board of Directors.  We thank Lesley for going above and beyond the call of duty for the past nine months. Her work ethic, skills, knowledge, and passion have helped move this organization forward in our mission of advancing liberty-minded ideals.  Having successfully helped steer our organization through this transition, I am delighted that Lesley has decided to remain on the organization’s Board of Directors.”

Douglas Carswell, the newly appointed President & CEO, said “I am tremendously grateful personally for all that Lesley has done to help me transition smoothly into the role of Chief Executive Officer. She has been an incredible EVP to me, and I am sad to see her go. I look forward to continuing to work with her in her role as MCPP Board member.”

“The Mississippi Center for Public Policy exists to advance the cause of liberty and make the moral case for free markets. Lesley has been, and will continue to be, a great advocate for the conservative cause,” Herring said.


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